15 October 2008

autumn and jewels and the warmest of thanks

i'm loving these fall walks with my littlest one:









it's a veritable wonderland out there. people question my sanity on a weekly basis, hearing that i traded hawaii for the midwest; but stepping outside in october, i'd say i got the better end of the bargain.






next on the agenda: we've got a winner for the earrings...



(and the enlarged version for those of us not equipped with super spidey vision)



so the eighth commenter is sweet wendy--yay! what's extra cool about wendy winning is that i also greatly admire the person she describes. very apropos.


i also wanted to tell all of you, sincerely, how much richer you made my life with your stories of the people you admire. it's just what i needed this past week--a reminder of all the treasure this fragile life holds, and how so very often the things that are most valuable are not things at all, but bonds that tether our lives together in a way that yields beauty and hope, a way that makes us so much stronger than we could ever be on our own.

grazie.

10 comments:

~love said...

i'm gonna have to trust you on that indiana over hawaii in october thing...i don't know...

elle looks so sweet. and i adore her little softie!

Kimberly said...

Dang! I mean...congrats Wendy!

I know what you mean about Autumn. Balm for the soul, really.

Waterfalls*n*Rainbows said...

YIPPEE!!!

I'm so excited and thrilled, it'll be the perfect gift for the person that I look up to most.

Hugs!

Jen M said...

Beautiful shots, I especially LOVE the last one.

♥ joleen said...

oh yay! you finished the doll- she is sooooo cute!!!

lovely photos! :)

Rebekah said...

Each season has it's own special attributes to be enjoyed!

Did you make Elle's dress? It is darling!

Leah said...

So So Cute...I love the doll! I still WANT one... :) Beautiful photos as usual.

Erin said...

oh I love that last pic! she is such a beauty :)

Erin said...

What did you use for that last pic of her, is it an action?

kandykissesboutique said...

Gorgeous Pictures Nicole...
and what a sweet give away! I missed it!! LOL

Laurie